What Exactly is Coaching and Why do I Need/Want it?
Coaching is a word that is widely used these days.
If you are starting a business you might want a business coach. They will guide, advise and direct you in how to build and run a business. I see that more as a consultant. There is a specific task to be accomplished.
Mentoring is not coaching, you have chosen someone to learn from them what they have learned and hopefully you will miss a few pitfalls.
Counseling is not coaching, this is where you get to the bottom of disfunction, disorders and problems. It is VERY useful and some of my clients do coaching and counseling at the same time.
This is how I coach
It is all about you and your agenda. You may have a specific goal to achieve, or maybe you still don't know what you want to be when you grow up.
I believe we all have a purpose and it is very easy to miss it. My job is to listen and ask questions to help you get to what you really know
in your heart. We make a plan to get where you want to go and we modify it along the way as you need.
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I knew I needed a new life, things had to change. I felt like Laurie was like a spiritual midwife, helping me supporting me while I did the HARD work. I couldn't have done it alone.
I have known Laurie for over twenty years. She has been a very dear friend.
She is a person who genuinely cares--the real deal.
Laurie listens in a way that taps into one's desire to be known.
When it is time to respond to one's story, Laurie is prepared to ask probing questions
that put words to deeply-felt passions.
Laurie helped me to bring clarity to the passion that I was struggling to define.
She helped me to break down my messy ideas into the action steps
needed to make my dreams a reality. The results of our journey together were amazing!
I never imagined that I would be able to engage with hundreds of people through retreats, seminars, teaching, and authoring a book!
Choosing Laurie as a coach is wisely accepting the guidance of a woman who is committed to
helping her clients become all each of them was meant to be.
Precious Atchison, M.A.
I would recommend working with Laurie, she has great insight, strength and actually cares about others. She is trustworthy, asks the tough questions and listens, not to just give an answer but to really understand.
I worked with Laurie for several months to work through some personal issues. I learned a lot about myself and how to handle what life throws at you. I finally understood it was okay to say no, I tend to take on a lot. When someone makes promises to watch their actions. Not to internalize and become frustrated when I knew that the promise was empty, just to wait for the actions. The actions would always confirm what I knew. It was the most freeing realization to learn to trust my instincts and to stand on my own. She reminded me I had excellent instincts to be able to read people and I knew if they were telling me the truth. She encouraged, helped me to better understand why I was so frustrated with my situation at the time and she helped me believe in and to trust in myself again. I am a more centered person because of working with Laurie, she truly is a great resource and a coach you want in your corner.
If you are ready to make a change but don’t know how to get started Laurie is the perfect person to help you out. She offers the perfect amount of support, encouragement and spiritual guidance in a totally non-judgmental, safe environment to help you do the work needed so that you can make forward progress toward your goals. I can personally recommend Laurie as a life coach who actually walks the walk instead of just talking the talk.
Bashful Dan Young recommends Coach Laurie.
October 20 at 9:23 AM · I am an Executive Career Coach working all over the world but my primary playground is Seattle. Laurie will apply her deep experience, tremendous relationship skills, and thoughtful guidance to help you take your next steps. Smart, compassionate, and caring ... I have worked with Laurie for nearly 10 years ... when I need Coaching, I turn to Laurie.
Georgia Morrissey recommends Coach Laurie.
October 20 at 11:21 PM · She was my coach and I just know she has a heart for sevice and love.
Nicol McKay recommends Coach Laurie.
October 19 at 8:30 PM · Laurie was my life coach about 2 1/2 years ago and she was so kind, patient & loving to me no matter what the situation. Our relationship grew and grew and today she is not my life coach but a amazing woman that I am blessed to get to call her my friend.
Paula Wertenberger recommends Coach Laurie.
October 19 at 7:30 PM ·
laurie is the most awesome life coach there is.
Cindy Bomar Hellinger to Coach Laurie
October 19 at 8:49 PM · the Best coach a gal could ever have!